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Rental Registration and Inspection Program Coming to Kent
Rental Registration and Inspection Program Coming to Kent

The City of Kent recently passed an ordinance creating a rental registration and inspection program to identify and inspect basic health and safety issues. in rental housing The law itself becomes effective April 18, however implementation of the program will begin this summer. The process... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/26/2018


2018 Scholarship Awards
2018 Scholarship Awards

WMFHA is pleased to announce the following Scholarship recipients for the 2018 Credential programs. These scholarships represent over $16,600 in tuition and we couldn't be more proud to be partners in the career development of the following property management professionals. Certified Apartment... Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted03/22/2018


Welcome New Members
Welcome New Members

Join WMFHA in Welcoming Our Q1 New Members! New Supplier Partners Anyone Home Inc. Apex Surety Instruments LLC Bastion Security Best Home Buyers, Inc. BetterNOI Burke's Klein's DKI Buyers Access Circle Twice IT Consulting Coin Meter Company Dolan Company Inc. Earthworks Landscape Services... Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted03/20/2018


Seattle Bans Rent Bidding Websites
Seattle Bans Rent Bidding Websites

After receiving a report from the University of Washington Associated Student Body regarding websites that provide rent bidding services, the Seattle City Council moved to place a moratorium on the use of such services for two years. The moratorium, which becomes effective 30 days after the Mayor... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/20/2018


State Legislature Passes E3SHB 2578 regarding Source of Income
State Legislature Passes E3SHB 2578 regarding Source of Income

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) welcomes the passage of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 2578 establishing statewide source of income protections, and creating the Landlord Mitigation Fund in statute. The new law, which will take effect September 30, decreases the... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/15/2018


Bellingham Passes Tenant Protections
Bellingham Passes Tenant Protections

The City of Bellingham recently passed a law creating additional tenant protections for residents living in rental properties. The law affects all multifamily rental properties within the city limits of Bellingham. Click links below to learn more about each of the tenant protections passed by... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/9/2018


State Legislative Update - Week 8
State Legislative Update - Week 8

It’s the bottom of the 9th inning in Olympia this week. Thursday, March 8 marks the end of the 2018 regular session. Recall last year, the end of the regular session was followed by two special sessions. A repeat of last year seems unlikely this year. Friday marked the last day either... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/5/2018


State Legislative Update - Week 7
State Legislative Update - Week 7

It's the beginning of March Madness in the Legislature. By Friday, March 2, all legislation must be passed out of the opposite house from where it originated. The Notice of Termination bill is 'dead' this session, but source of income remains alive. Find out more about these bills and what... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted02/26/2018


Eastern Washington Emerald Award Recipients 2018
Eastern Washington Emerald Award Recipients 2018

Presented in partnership with our Emerald Sponsors LEASING CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR ASSISTANT COMMUNITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR COMMUNITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR ... Continue Reading

Postedby Tricia Johnson
Date posted02/26/2018


State Legislative Update - Week 6
State Legislative Update - Week 6

Last week marked the ‘half way point’ in the legislative session. February 14 was the last day any bill could receive consideration in its house of origin. If a bill did not receive a vote on the House or Senate floor by the 14th, it is considered 'dead' for the 2018 legislative... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted02/19/2018


Winners of Emerald Awards 2018
Winners of Emerald Awards 2018

Over 1,200 people gathered on February 16, 2018, as we held our 8th annual Emerald Awards. After a lengthy, thorough nomination and judging process, the Emerald Award recipients were announced at an elegant black-tie gala. Please join us in acknowledging the accomplishments of... Continue Reading

Postedby Tricia Johnson
Date posted02/19/2018


6 Things You Need to Know about Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Law
6 Things You Need to Know about Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Law

The City of Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing ordinance took effect Monday, February 19, 2018. With the city of Seattle limts, the use of arrest records, criminal conviction records and/or criminal history in tenant screening is prohibited, except for information contained in a local, state... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted02/16/2018